Tristan Thompson suspended for 25 games for violating NBA’s anti-drug program

Suspension — Tristan Thompson’s anti-drug.

The NBA announced Tuesday that the Cleveland Cavaliers forward is officially suspended for 25 games for violating the the league’s anti-drug program.

Thompson tested positive for banned substances ibutamoren and SARM LGD-403, which are considered performance enhancers by increasing users’ strength and improving recovery.

The NBA champion’s suspension will begin with Cleveland’s road game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

Thompson, 32, has yet to address the suspension.

Thompson’s agent, Rich Paul, didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

The athlete, who also doubles as a reality star while sometimes appearing on “The Kardashians,” rejoined the Cavaliers in September after signing a one-year contract.

The Cleveland Cavaliers forward tested positive for performance-enhancing substances ibutamoren and SARM LGD-403. Getty Images
The sometimes-“Kardashians” star has yet to address the suspension. Getty Images

Thompson, who previously spent nine seasons with Cleveland, won an NBA title with the Cavs in 2016. He appeared in four straight Finals on teams led by LeBron James, with whom he played late last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.


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The basketball player amped up his excitement about rejoining the Cavs about a week ago, showing fans on Instagram that he reunited with his former jersey number: 13.

He rejoined the Cavs in September. Getty Images

“Never let anything stop you from your vision. Manifested big things. We started here in the land together in 2011 and through thick and thin you were mine,” he wrote.

“Wearing any other number didn’t feel right. Back together, Number 13 forever 🙌🏾🙏🏾.”

His suspension starts Wednesday, Jan. 24. Getty Images

Thompson also said in October that it felt “good” to be back on his old team.

“It’s a real full-circle moment,” he shared with News 5 Cleveland. “The best thing about it is that a lot of familiar faces that were here in my first time around are still here which shows that Kobe … has done a good job building from within.”

He added, “That’s what makes this place really special.”